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Did you know. . .
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because of the weight of all the books.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, GP.
A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
Boys are 3X more likely to be left handed than girls
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
It takes about a 1/2 gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
No word in the English language rhymes with month
The hottest stars are blue, the coldest stars are red. Our sun is white which puts its temperature of 6000 degrees Celsius, in the middle
There are over 2 x 10 to the 23 (please write 10 superscript 23) stars. That’s 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars. That means lots of wishes for all of us.
Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin!
Sneezing with your eyes open is impossible.
The trickiest tongue twister in the English language is apparently "Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick". Give it a try and see for yourself.
It takes the body around 12 hours to completely digest eaten food.
As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
Infants blink only once or twice a minute while adults average around 10.
Your sense of smell is around 10,000 times more sensitive than your sense of taste.
Your nose and ears continue growing throughout your entire life.
English physicist Sir Tim Berners-Lee is regarded as having invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month.
The world’s largest birthday cake was created in 1989; it weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing.
The most common birth date in the U.S. is October 5 and the least common is May 22
About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.
95% of the creatures on earth are smaller than a chicken egg.
The average American dog will cost its owner $14,600 in its lifetime.
The ratio of people to T.V. in the world is 6 to 1.
58% of school kids say pizza is their favorite cafeteria food.
One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.
46% of violence on T.V. occurs in cartoons.
Only about 5% of people dream in color.
85% of parents use child safety seats incorrectly.
The average American kid catches 6 colds a year; the average kid in daycare catches 10.
The average American male laughs 69 times a day where the average female laughs 55 times a day.
If a girl owns one Barbie doll, she most likely owns seven.
5% of Americans say they “never” make their beds.
American office workers send an average of 36 emails per day.
13% of the letters in a given book are “e”.
The average American uses 730 crayons by the age of 10.
The average sleeper rolls over 12 times in bed per night.
Your left hand does an average of 56% of your typing.
It takes an average person seven minutes to fall asleep on an average night.
3% of all photos taken in the U.S. are taken at Disney Land or Disney World.
When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.
Only 6% of all coupons printed are ever redeemed.
The world has been at peace only 8% of the time over the last 3,500 years.
11% of the planet is covered by glaciers.
There is a 33% chance that a peanut grown in the U.S. will end up as peanut butter.
72% of Americans don’t know the people who live next door.
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